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Public Speaking/ Voice Coach Shropshire / West Midlands

Maureen Theaker Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Telford)

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  • Professional Qualification ALAM, ANEA, NLP
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB Checked
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Personal Message
One of the most experienced public speaking and elocution teachers in the area.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Developing core skills that can be applied to nearly all speaking situations and to all ages

Voice Production - How your voice actually works! Understanding this is the key to nearly all voice work.
Posture and Breath Control - The power behind the voice
Diction - Clear articulation of sounds
Pitch, Pace and Power
Addressing your Audience
Reading aloud
Elocution and Accent Reduction
Preparing and delivering effective talks and presentations for business
Tell me about your qualifications.
My qualifications (ALAM, ANEA, NLP) bring a lifetime’s experience of voice training, having trained through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the New Era Academy,
What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught literally thousands of people in over 55 years of teaching experience. These people are from all walks of life and all ages. My own career started by training with two or three of the countries top elocution and public speaking teachers and gaining teaching qualifications through the New Era Academy and the London Academy of Music and Drama. In the course of my career I have dealt successfully with a wide range of vocal issues that in one way or the other are the cause of a lack of confidence in many people. I have a deep passion for my work, and a life long belief in people and their right to speak confidently and express themselves in their daily life and business. My approach is friendly, effective and always fun, and I try to make the art of learning to speak confidently a joyful process. My approach has proved very popular with children and adults, professionals and those simply seeking help in their personal life.
How much do you charge?
My fees are £50.00. per hour for adults face to face and a reduced fee for online tuition. Children up to the age of 14 years £25.00. per half hour online only.
Where do you teach?
I work in Newport, Shropshire.. I also teach people world wide online.
When are you available?
Tuesday to Thursday
Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 8 years upwards.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach students online via Skype.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with New Era Academy and London Academy of Music and Drama.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students include businesses and charities as well as people seeking help for speaking in their private lives. I teach children and adults. Some of my students are seeking help with professional development and others are seeking help for personal reasons.